Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the national team, has stated that he is still contemplating the possibility of leaving the team, despite the fact that he has a positive relationship with the heads of the Argentine Football Federation.
Following the conclusion of the Copa America draw ceremony on December 7, the coach of the Argentina team, Lionel Scaloni, stated that the team requires a coach who is both hungry and possesses sufficient energy for the impending experience. It was stated by him that he had a positive relationship with President Tapia. Both I and the coaching staff are responsible for everything. In addition, I sent this message to Messi following the match against Brazil. This is a healthy friendship between us.
In addition, on November 21, immediately following Argentina’s victory over Brazil in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Coach Scaloni stated that the team required a captain who was capable of responding more effectively than he was. It was difficult for him to continue winning since Argentina’s standards were higher, and the military leader, who was 45 years old, reiterated that his address was not a farewell. However, he needed to think about it because Argentina’s standards were higher.
It has been reported by The Athletic (England) that coach Scaloni may be experiencing feelings of exhaustion due to his function as a “secondary double” in Argentina. Given that Lionel Messi is the captain of the national team, this publication is of the opinion that he is the most influential character in the team. This is demonstrated by the fact that he led the entire team into the competition. locker room during the rioting that occurred at Maracana Stadium during the match against Brazil for which the coaching staff was not consulted.
A disagreement between Scaloni and Federation President Claudio Tapia allegedly occurred due to an incident that involved political factors, according to sources in Argentina. In addition, the public opinion in this country questioned whether there was a financial dispute or whether Scaloni had gotten a generous offer from another country, similar to how coach Roberto Mancini left Italy.
A channel for Argentina According to TyC Sports, President Tapia had a conversation with Scaloni on the possibility of Scaloni coaching the team in the World Cup 2026 and the Copa America 2024. Before a final decision is made, all parties come to an agreement that they will hold another meeting. This particular station made the observation that “it is possible that everything has been arranged for Scaloni to continue leading Argentina.”
Scaloni is expected to depart Argentina following the conclusion of the Copa America 2024, according to journalist Leo Paradizo of the channel Todo Noticias. Present at the drawing ceremony was his presence. This is partially demonstrated by the visit that took place on December 7th. Scaloni, on the other hand, has acknowledged that he was there at the draw for the only reason that he is still the coach of Argentina.
In the Copa America 2024, Argentina is a member of Group A, which also includes Peru, Chile, and a CONCACAF team that emerged victorious in the play-off series. Between the dates of June 20 and July 14, the competition will be held in the United States.